Is the API key included in the Configuration file?

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L1 Bithead

Is the API key included in the Configuration file?

I just successfully finished migrating a pair of PA-500 to a pair of PA-3020, exporting and loading the configuration file.

 

I have checked the configuration file and I couldn't find the API key. Is someone able to confirm if the API key is included in the configuration file or if I have to generate a new API key and install the new key in the servers.

 

Thanks in advance for your help.

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L4 Transporter

Re: Is the API key included in the Configuration file?

The API key is generated from the user's password, it's not stored in the config file.  To generate the API key, you use the keygen PAN-OS API call:

 

https://docs.paloaltonetworks.com/pan-os/9-0/pan-os-panorama-api/get-started-with-the-pan-os-xml-api...

L1 Bithead

Re: Is the API key included in the Configuration file?

Thank you for the confirmation. One more question please, if I have the API key (stored in a different server), is there a way to upload it to the FW?

L4 Transporter

Re: Is the API key included in the Configuration file?

Hmm, not that I'm aware of.

L1 Bithead

Re: Is the API key included in the Configuration file?

Thank you! will generate a new API key.

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